Kalus wins Republican primary for Rhode Island governor

Ashley Kalus. (Courtesy of Ashley Kalus)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Ashley Kalus won the Republican primary for Rhode Island governor on Tuesday.

The other Republican nominee on the ticket was Jonathan Riccitelli, who has been arrested dozens of times since 2000 under a different name, the Globe reported.

Democratic challengers in the race for governor include incumbent Gov. Dan McKee, Matt Brown, Helena Foulkes, Nellie Gorbea, and Luis Munoz.

The winning candidate is expected to face Kalus, a business owner and political novice, in November in the liberal state.

The Republican, who owns a COVID-19 testing company that’s in a dispute with the state over a canceled contract, moved to Rhode Island last year from Illinois and previously worked for former Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Click here to get 2022 primary election results for Rhode Island.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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